The panel, chaired by Maestro Daniele Zanettovich, will be made up of distinguished, international names from the world of music and contemporary composition.
Daniele Zanettovich was born in 1950, in Trieste, Italy. He is an Italian composer and conductor. Zanettovich started out his career as a pianist, winning the Fourth National Festival of Student Pianists in La Spezia. Since the late 1960s, however, he has focused more on composing. His career as a composer began when he was admitted to the final reading at the GB Viotti International Composition Competition for three straight years (1967, 1968, and 1969). Zanettovich wrote a two-volume textbook called Appunti per il corso di armonia principale which is widely used by composition schools in Italy. As a conductor, he has appeared with the Orchestre National de l'Opéra de Monte-Carlo, the orchestra of the Teatro Verdi in Trieste, the orchestra of AIDEM in Florence, the Orchestra Sinfonica di Sanremo, the orchestra of Ente Lirico dell'Arena di Verona as well as various chamber ensembles. Successful as an academic as well as a professional composer, Zanettovich was a professor of composition at the conservatory Jacopo Tomadini in Udine until retiring in 2009.